Broward County School District Employee Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Obstructing Drug Investigation
JUN 28 - (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) - Porsha Session, 31, of Boynton Beach, Florida, a Broward County School District employee was sentenced in federal court to three years in prison for obstructing a drug investigation. Session previously pled guilty to obstructing an official proceeding.
According to the court record, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies were investigating drug trafficking and other criminal offenses in Lauderhill, Florida. Session’s relative was one of the detectives from the Lauderhill Police Department assigned to the Lauderhill investigation. During the course of the Lauderhill investigation, law enforcement, including the defendant’s relative, received information, including details from a confidential informant, regarding individuals involved with drug trafficking, and vehicles used by and telephone numbers associated with, members of the criminal enterprise.
Session obtained information provided to her relative concerning the Lauderhill investigation. Session, while working as an employee of the Broward County School District, then made a series of telephone calls to a target of the drug trafficking investigation and warned the individual that he/she and other persons were being monitored by law enforcement. Session also warned the target that an inside source, an informant, was providing details of the criminal enterprise to law enforcement. As a result of Session’s disclosure, the target changed his/her telephone number in an attempt to avoid detection by law enforcement and the confidential informant was moved for his/her safety.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Lauderhill Police Department, the Sunrise Police Department, and was prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.